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Alice Bolin: Dead Girls

Jun 27 | Wed | 7PM | $15 and up
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In this debut essay collection Alice Bolin addresses one of America's cultural obsessions: dead women in media. From the essays of Joan Didion and James Baldwin to Twin Peaks, Britney Spears, and Serial, Alice studies what it is about these stories that people enjoy. She expertly blends the personal and political, highlighting the widespread fixation with women who are abused, killed, and disenfranchised, and whose bodies are often reduced props to bolster men's stories. Smart and thoughtful, Alice's investigation searches for the meaning behind this cultural phenomena, and her own role as a consumer and creator.

Alice's Dead Girls starts by exploring the trope of dead women in fiction, and ends by interrogating the more complex dilemma of living women – both the persistent injustices they suffer and the oppression that white women help perpetrate.

Venue: Strand Book Store

828 Broadway Map